Title IX Coordinating Committee

The Title IX Coordinating Committee is tasked with reviewing and assessing Northwestern’s compliance with Title IX. The committee revises, improves, and recommends policies, procedures, and internal communication protocols as needed to ensure compliance with Title IX.

Northwestern’s Title IX Coordinating Committee consists of the offices involved in Title IX compliance, including: Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention, CARE, University Police, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Athletics, Women’s Center, CAPS, Office of Global Safety and Security, NU-Q, and the Office of General Counsel (as advisor to the Committee).  We meet monthly to discuss and implement best practices in Title IX compliance.

The following people serve on the Title IX Coordinating Committee:

Todd Adams, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Janna Blais, Associate Athletic Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for athletics compliance issues)

Brian Boardman, Associate General Counsel (Counsel to the Committee)

Theresa Bratanch, Program Assistant, Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention

John Dunkle, Executive Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

Julie Anne Friend, Director, Office of Global Safety and Security and Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for global safety and security)

Shaun Johnson, Northwestern University Police Department, Commander

Renee Redd, Director, Women’s Center

Roberto Sanabria, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity & Access Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for sex discrimination complaints)

Joan Slavin, (Chair); Director, Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention, Title IX Coordinator, and Special Assistant to the Provost

Laura Stuart, Sexual Health Education and Violence Prevention Coordinator (CARE)

Tara Sullivan, Director, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for student sexual misconduct)

Kathryn Symank, NU-Q, Chief Operations Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for NU-Q campus)